Due to state legislative action in 2011, effective January 1, 2012, there will be changes to withholding limits for lump-sum payments and to federal minimum wage exemptions for arrears-only withholdings.
Withholding for lump-sum payments will increase from 25% to a maximum of 50% of the net payment after mandatory deductions.
The federal minimum wage exemption is being removed from arrears-only withholdings for Oregon employees. Employers will no longer need to perform the past-due support calculations on arrears-only cases.
The Oregon Child Support Program will mail new withholding orders on all cases to employers and the related parties in January 2012.
If you have questions about these changes, contact the office below for assistance after January 1, 2012:
Department of Justice/Division of Child Support
Employer Services Central Unit
Toll-free phone: (866) 907-2857 Toll free fax: (877) 877-7416